Rochdale Canal Mile 13 Milepost – Warland, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 40.638 W 002° 04.997
30U E 560553 N 5948009
Quick Description: This cast iron milestone marks the 13th mile from the start of the canal in Sowerby Bridge.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/16/2012 5:38:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMEMY9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Rochdale Canal was the first canal built to cross the Pennines to connect Lancashire with Yorkshire.

It was completed in 1804 and connected Sowerby Bridge in Yorkshire with Manchester in Lancashire 32 miles away.

Competition from railways and roads subsequently led to a decline in goods being carried and by 1937 the only section left in operation was at the Manchester end of the canal.

In 1965 there was talk of abandoning the canal but by this time leisure boating had become very popular in the UK and there was a campaign to keep it open. Work was started and the canal slowly re-opened in a number of different stages. The whole length finally reopened in September 2007.

A new set of cast iron milestones was installed by the Rochdale Canal Society to mark the restoration of the canal.

This milestone marks mile 13 from the start of the Rochdale Canal in Sowerby Bridge. It is the first milestone from the start of the canal that is in Lancashire rather than Yorkshire.
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
                 ROCHDALE CANAL TRUST MANCHESTER    SOWERBY                       BRIDGE 19 MILES          13 MILES


Name of road: The Rochdale Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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